Soft Robotics

(The TQCC of Soft Robotics is 21. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
Soft Robotics in Minimally Invasive Surgery243
Octopus Arm-Inspired Tapered Soft Actuators with Suckers for Improved Grasping128
A Geometrically Exact Model for Soft Continuum Robots: The Finite Element Deformation Space Formulation119
Magnetically Actuated Soft Capsule Endoscope for Fine-Needle Biopsy101
Fully Wearable Actuated Soft Exoskeleton for Grasping Assistance in Everyday Activities91
Toward a Common Framework and Database of Materials for Soft Robotics89
A Fully Multi-Material Three-Dimensional Printed Soft Gripper with Variable Stiffness for Robust Grasping88
Fluidic Fabric Muscle Sheets for Wearable and Soft Robotics82
Closed-Loop Haptic Feedback Control Using a Self-Sensing Soft Pneumatic Actuator Skin82
A Versatile Soft Crawling Robot with Rapid Locomotion79
Novel Bending and Helical Extensile/Contractile Pneumatic Artificial Muscles Inspired by Elephant Trunk74
Fiber Optic Shape Sensing for Soft Robotics73
Hybrid Jamming for Bioinspired Soft Robotic Fingers72
A Wearable Soft Haptic Communicator Based on Dielectric Elastomer Actuators72
Bioinspired Three-Dimensional-Printed Helical Soft Pneumatic Actuators and Their Characterization71
Soft Rod-Climbing Robot Inspired by Winding Locomotion of Snake71
Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of Fabric-Based Pneumatic Actuators for Soft Wearable Assistive Gloves60
Shape Memory Alloy-Based Soft Finger with Changeable Bending Length Using Targeted Variable Stiffness57
Fabrication and Dynamic Modeling of Bidirectional Bending Soft Actuator Integrated with Optical Waveguide Curvature Sensor55
MakeSense: Automated Sensor Design for Proprioceptive Soft Robots54
Electrohydraulic Actuator for a Soft Gripper51
An Origami Continuum Robot Capable of Precise Motion Through Torsionally Stiff Body and Smooth Inverse Kinematics49
A Machine-Learning-Based Approach to Solve Both Contact Location and Force in Soft Material Tactile Sensors49
Harnessing Viscous Flow to Simplify the Actuation of Fluidic Soft Robots48
Sensorized, Flat, Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Embedded with Biomimetic Microfluidic Sensors for Proprioceptive Feedback46
Swimming Performance of a Tensegrity Robotic Fish46
Soft Robots for Ocean Exploration and Offshore Operations: A Perspective43
Additive Manufacturing for Self-Healing Soft Robots42
Adaptive Variable Stiffness Particle Phalange for Robust and Durable Robotic Grasping41
On Planar Discrete Elastic Rod Models for the Locomotion of Soft Robots39
Pneumatically Actuated Soft Gripper with Bistable Structures39
Swimming Performance of the Frog-Inspired Soft Robot39
Interfacing Soft and Hard: A Spring Reinforced Actuator39
Modal-Based Kinematics and Contact Detection of Soft Robots38
Bio-Inspired Shape-Adaptive Soft Robotic Grippers Augmented with Electroadhesion Functionality38
Twisted-and-Coiled Actuators with Free Strokes Enable Soft Robots with Programmable Motions38
MagWorm: A Biomimetic Magnet Embedded Worm-Like Soft Robot38
Laser-Profiled Continuum Robot with Integrated Tension Sensing for Simultaneous Shape and Tip Force Estimation37
Soft and Fast Hopping–Running Robot with Speed of Six Times Its Body Length Per Second37
A Super-Lightweight and Soft Manipulator Driven by Dielectric Elastomers36
Directional Shape Morphing Transparent Walking Soft Robot35
Circular Shell Gripper for Handling Food Products35
Novel Accordion-Inspired Foldable Pneumatic Actuators for Knee Assistive Devices34
Body Wave Generation for Anguilliform Locomotion Using a Fiber-Reinforced Soft Fluidic Elastomer Actuator Array Toward the Development of the Eel-Inspired Underwater Soft Robot34
Phase Changing Materials-Based Variable-Stiffness Tensegrity Structures33
Fiber Jamming Transition as a Stiffening Mechanism for Soft Robotics33
A Deformable Interface for Human Touch Recognition Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotube Dielectric Elastomer Sensors and Deep Neural Networks32
Reachability Improvement of a Climbing Robot Based on Large Deformations Induced by Tri-Tube Soft Actuators31
Passive Morphological Adaptation for Obstacle Avoidance in a Self-Growing Robot Produced by Additive Manufacturing31
Multimaterial 3D Printing for Microrobotic Mechanisms31
Soft Humanoid Hands with Large Grasping Force Enabled by Flexible Hybrid Pneumatic Actuators31
Harnessing the Multistability of Kresling Origami for Reconfigurable Articulation in Soft Robotic Arms31
Untethered Soft Robotics with Fully Integrated Wireless Sensing and Actuating Systems for Somatosensory and Respiratory Functions30
A Layer Jamming Actuator for Tunable Stiffness and Shape-Changing Devices29
Analytical Modeling and Design of Generalized Pneu-Net Soft Actuators with Three-Dimensional Deformations29
Rolling Locomotion of Cable-Driven Soft Spherical Tensegrity Robots29
Design and Computational Modeling of a 3D Printed Pneumatic Toolkit for Soft Robotics28
Texture Discrimination with a Soft Biomimetic Finger Using a Flexible Neuromorphic Tactile Sensor Array That Provides Sensory Feedback28
Designing Fiber-Reinforced Soft Actuators for Planar Curvilinear Shape Matching27
Pre-Programmed Tri-Layer Electro-Thermal Actuators Composed of Shape Memory Polymer and Carbon Nanotubes27
An Underwater Robotic Manipulator with Soft Bladders and Compact Depth-Independent Actuation27
Multimode Grasping Soft Gripper Achieved by Layer Jamming Structure and Tendon-Driven Mechanism27
Lightweight Highly Tunable Jamming-Based Composites27
Unfolding Textile-Based Pneumatic Actuators for Wearable Applications26
Recent Progress of Soft Electrothermal Actuators26
Variable Stiffness Devices Using Fiber Jamming for Application in Soft Robotics and Wearable Haptics26
Photoresponsive Hydrogel Microcrawlers Exploit Friction Hysteresis to Crawl by Reciprocal Actuation26
SoGut: A Soft Robotic Gastric Simulator25
Pneumatic Supply System Parameter Optimization for Soft Actuators25
Exploring Behaviors of Caterpillar-Like Soft Robots with a Central Pattern Generator-Based Controller and Reinforcement Learning25
Toward Task Autonomy in Robotic Cardiac Ablation: Learning-Based Kinematic Control of Soft Tendon-Driven Catheters25
Integration, Sensing, and Control of a Modular Soft-Rigid Pneumatic Lower Limb Exoskeleton25
Characteristic Analysis and Design Optimization of Bubble Artificial Muscles24
Patient-Specific Magnetic Catheters for Atraumatic Autonomous Endoscopy24
A Novel Fabric Muscle Based on Shape Memory Alloy Springs24
A Bioinspired Soft Swallowing Robot Based on Compliant Guiding Structure24
A Novel Tendon-Driven Soft Actuator with Self-Pumping Property24
Modeling and Analysis of Soft Pneumatic Actuator with Symmetrical Chambers Used for Bionic Robotic Fish24
Optimal Design of a Compliant Constant-Force Mechanism to Deliver a Nearly Constant Output Force Over a Range of Input Displacements24
Twisted Rubber Variable-Stiffness Artificial Muscles23
Mechanoreception for Soft Robots via Intuitive Body Cues23
Single-Input Control of Multiple Fluid-Driven Elastic Actuators via Interaction Between Bistability and Viscosity23
Soft Miniaturized Actuation and Sensing Units for Dynamic Force Control of Cardiac Ablation Catheters23
Soft Actuators Based on Liquid–Vapor Phase Change Composites22
3D Printing Microactuators for Soft Microrobots22
Design and Development of a Growing Pneumatic Soft Robot22
A Soft Ring-Shaped Actuator for Radial Contracting Deformation: Design and Modeling22
Optical Sensor-Embedded Pneumatic Artificial Muscle for Position and Force Estimation21
Limpet II: A Modular, Untethered Soft Robot21
An Exoneuromusculoskeleton for Self-Help Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Stroke21
Position and Force Control of a Soft Pneumatic Actuator21
3D Printed Biomimetic Soft Robot with Multimodal Locomotion and Multifunctionality21